Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art

Past Events

Signal to Code: 50 Years of Media Art in the Rose Goldsen Archive

March 17–18, 2016

New Media Art and Archival Ambitions

Inaugural Workshop: New Media Art and Archival Ambitions
February 8, 2008

Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
"Inaugural Workshop: New Media Art and Archival Ambitions"
Friday, February 8, 2008
Carl A. Kroch Library, Lecture Room, 2B48
Cornell University

10:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Timothy Murray, Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive; Professor of Comparative Literature & English
  • Anne Kenney, Acting University Librarian
  • Brett de Bary, Director of The Society for the Humanities
  • Elaine Engst, University Archivist

10:15–11:45 a.m. Archival Ambitions

Moderator, Renate Ferro, Department of Art, Goldsen Advisory Board

  • H. Thomas Hickerson, Vice-Provost and University Librarian, University of Calgary
  • Sherry Miller Hocking, Assistant Director, Experimental TV Center, Owego, NY
  • Lucila Moctezuma, Media Arts Fellowship Director, Renew Media, New York City

1:45–3:30 a.m. New Media Art Practices

Moderator, Maria Fernandez, Department of Art History and Visual Studies

  • John Conomos, Senior Lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Annette Barbier, Chair, Department of Interactive Arts and Media, Columbia College, Chicago Kevin McCoy, Associate Professor of Art, New York University

3:45–4:30 a.m. Overview of the Rose Goldsen Archive

Timothy Murray and Mickey Casad, Curators, Rose Goldsen Archive

Future Perfect: Contemporary Chinese Art and the Question of the Archive

September 23–24, 2005

Friday, Sept. 23

1:30-3:30 p.m. Kroch Library Lecture Room

1:30 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Tim Murray, Director, Rose Goldsen Lecture Series, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sarah E. Thomas, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian

1:45 p.m. Unveiling the Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant Garde Art

  • Thomas Hahn, Curator, Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia
  • Tim Murray, Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art

2:15 p.m. Curating Contemporary Chinese Art (I)

  • Moderator, Ellen Avril, Curator of Asian Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
  • Gao Minglu, Curator and Professor of Art History, University of Pittsburgh

Curating "The Wall"

  • Yang Shin-Yi, Artistic Director, Artist Commune, Hong Kong; Lecturer, Museum of Modern Art, New York, " Showing and Storing Contemporary Art"
  • Discussant, Susan Buck-Morss, Visual Studies, Department of Government

4:15 p.m. Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

  • Plenary Artist Presentation
  • Moderator, Sherman Cochran, Department of History
  • Xu Bing, Artist, Beijing/New York
    "Recent Works-Another Artistic Direction"

Saturday, Sept. 24

Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

9:00 a.m. Mixed Media Art in Process

  • Moderator, Shelley Wong, Departments of English and Asian-American Studies
  • Xiaowen Chen, Department of Art, Cornell University, "Mixed Media Explorations"
  • Chen Lingyuang, Artist, Beijing, "Chen Lingyang and Chen Lingyang NO.2"
  • Lin Yan, Artist, Beijing/New York, "Constructing Painting"
  • Discussant: Renate Ferro, Department of Art

11:30 a.m. Curating Contemporary Chinese Art (II)

  • Moderator, Patricia Zimmermann, Department of Radio and Film, Ithaca College
  • Barbara London, Curator of Film and Video, Museum of Modern Art, New York "Stir-fry and Beyond: Media Art in China"

2:00 p.m. Digital Interface: Arts of New Media

  • Moderator, Tuy Tu, Department of History of Art
  • Du Zhenjun, Artist, Beijing/Paris, "Eastern Winds, Western Winds"
  • Feng Mengbo, Artist, Multimedia Studio, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
  • "Game As Arts: Feng Mengbo's Digital Works"
  • Discussants: Thomas Lamarre, Department of Asian Studies
  • Phoebe Sengers, Departments of Information Sciences, Science & Technology Studies

4:00 p.m. International Premier Performance

  • Moderator: Buzz Spector, Chair, Department of Art
  • Lin Yilin, Artist, Beijing/New York, "Adult/Education"

5:00 p.m. Concluding Panel Discussion

  • Future Perfect, Pondering What Will Have Been
  • Chair, Brett de Bary, Director, The Society for the Humanities
  • Timothy Billings, Department of English, Middlebury College
  • Lily Chi, Department of Architecture
  • Petrus Liu, Department of Comparative Literature
  • Naoki Sakai, Department of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature

Dale Hudson, "Future Perfection," Afterimage (2005) 33 (3): 7-8.

Sound Cultures

September 11–13, 2003

Sound Cultures: An International Workshop of Art and Theory was a joint inaugural project of the Comparative Literature Theory Project and the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art. The workshop introduced its Cornell audience to influential international artists and theorists who dwell on the cultural impact of sound in an electronic and digital age. Participants considered sound's importance in the era of visual studies, the cultural and ethnic specificity of sound fields and rhythms, the gender import of voice and spoken narrative, and the history and politics of electronic experimentations in sound.

This workshop opened with an online seminar between speakers at the Cornell Workshop and sound artists in Sydney Australia brought together by Norie Neumark, who served on Goldsen's International Advisory Board and was Associate Professor of New Media Arts and Production at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).